Agronomists are skilled at considering all environmental factors and asking the right questions to provide advice to growers and farmers on how to maximise their production. They consider how factors like soil, nutrition, weather, and cultivation techniques can impact the growth of animals and plants for food, fibre, fuel and land reclamation.

Consultation has focused on the practical and hands-on expertise required to put the research of agronomy into practice, such as the skills and knowledge to address emerging changes in technology, as well as to plan, capture and interpret data and to preserve natural resources.

A Diploma of Applied Agronomy and Digital Agronomy Skill Set has been developed to embed these skills needs. Existing units of competency have also been reviewed and revised. Two new units have also been developed for designing and managing a crop and pasture nutrition program and for interpreting and implementing agricultural data.

The qualification, skill set and units are now available for industry review and feedback.Β They have been drafted in consultation with Subject Matter Experts. Visits to growers, farmers and other people working directly in agricultural industries took place in June and August 2019 to learn about the skills and knowledge required of an agronomist.

You are invited to attend and provide feedback atΒ the Diploma of Agronomy public consultation workshops run by non-for-profit organisation Skills Impact. Registrations are now open, please see below further details and links to register to different workshops.

These workshops are an opportunity for those working in the agriculture and production horticulture industry to have input, review current drafts and provide feedback. Industry input is important to ensure the job roles and the skills and knowledge required is accurate and help inform the capability building requirements for industry.


Face-to-face consultation workshops

Tues 17 Sept β€˜19, 9am – 11am AEDT – Mildura – register here

Mon 23 Sept β€˜19, 10am – 12pm AEDT – Launceston – register here

Wed 25 Sept ’19, 9am – 11am ACST – Adelaide – register here

Thurs 26 Sept ’19, 9am – 11am AEDST – Sydney – register here

Tues 8 Oct ’19, 9am – 11am AEST – Brisbane – register here

Wed 9 Oct ’19, 9am – 11am AEST – Cairns – register here

Thurs 10 Oct ’19, 9am – 11am AEDST – Melbourne – register here

Tue 15 Oct ’19, 9am – 11am ACST – Darwin – register here

Thurs 17 Oct ’19, 9am – 11am AWST – Perth – register here


Consultation webinar

Wed 16 Oct ’19, 9:30am – 10:30am AWST – Webinar – register here